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Media Conferences and Events in 2018

Hisham Itani
August 24, 2018
Media Conferences and Events in 2018
Hisham Itani
August 24, 2018
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August 24, 2018
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August 24, 2018
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This post aims to put together a list of media conferences, with a major focus on those catering to publishers.

This is a work in progress post. If you want to suggest new events, please put them in the comment section (or contact me directly).



Publishing Summit Japan by Digiday

February 8-9, Kyoto, Japan

The time for quick fixes is over. Publishers need to move beyond complaining about the duopoly to take control of their futures by focusing on their own strategies, whether that’s subscriptions, making programmatic work, commerce models or video offerings.

Publishing Summit Europe by Digiday

February 19-21, Monaco

The time for quick fixes is over. Publishers need to move beyond complaining about the duopoly to take control of their futures by focusing on their own strategies, whether that’s subscriptions, making programmatic work, commerce models or video offerings.


Digital Media Strategies by Campaign

March 7-9, London, UK

Digital Media Strategies 2018 focuses on the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business in today’s digital world.

Publishing Summit by Digiday

March 19-23, Vail, USA

The time for quick fixes is over. Publishers need to move beyond complaining about the duopoly to take control of their futures by focusing on their own strategies, whether that’s subscriptions, making programmatic work, commerce models or video offerings.


Media Subscriptions Summit by INMA

April 16-19, London, UK

An inside look at what media subscription models are working best, the science behind what triggers subscriptions, and the art of pricing in the emerging subscription economy.


April 10-11, Copenhagen, Denmark

The logged in news economy: discussing profitable digital subscriptions and premium ad revenue from engaged audiences. Global brands like NYT, Axel Springer and Corriere della Sera are joined on stage by up-and-coming pure players like Fanpage.it, Republik and Blasting News.


World Congress of News Media by INMA

May 31- June 5, Washington, D.C., USA


Media Match NYC Edition by Next Media Accelerator

June 19, New York, USA

World News Media Congress 2018 by WAN-IFRA

June 6-8, Estoril, Portugal

A unique global gathering of chief editors, publishers and CEOs, passionate about media freedom and taking action to ensure a sustainable news industry.



Content Marketing Strategies for Magazines by WAN-IFRA

August 31, Chennai, India

This one day workshop is specifically designed for magazine publishers to help them understand what is relevant, informative content, and how to promote their content in different possible digital ways. The participants will also learn how to enhance the awareness about their magazine, bring loyal readers to website and increase paid subscriptions.



September 13-18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The IBC Conference is an unrivaled global destination for discovering and debating the many different challenges and opportunities facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it provides.

Speed Dating with Startups at IBC2018 by MediaMatters

September 18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MediaMatters is organizing a speed dating event with startups and scale-ups during the IBC 2018. At least 15 international startups and scale-ups will get a chance to present themselves to media companies. After the presentations, there is an opportunity for short talks.

NYCML'18 by NYC Media Lab

September 20-21, New York, USA

NYCML'18 is a snapshot of the best ideas, projects, and talent from across the City's industry and university ecosystem. Through thought-provoking discussions, hands-on workshops, and 100 innovative demos, attendees will consider pressing issues related to digital media innovation.

Moguls by Digiday

September 23-24, Key Biscayne, USA

Digiday Moguls is an exclusive, C-level-only gathering connected to the Digiday Publishing Summit. It brings together 50 top decision-makers in media, marketing and technology for two days of intimate discussion. This exclusive gathering of the industry's most influential figures will tackle the biggest issues facing the media industry through a series of intimate working group discussions. Each working group will assemble proposed actions to move the industry forward on their assigned topic. Along the way, moguls will offer ample networking opportunities with peers away from the day-to-day routine.

Publishing Summit by Digiday

September 24-26, Key Biscayne, USA

Join us at the Digiday Publishing Summit to discuss new ways to drive consumer revenue, the evolution of how success is measured for publishers, the impact of GDPR on publishers’ programmatic business, platform strategy, and much more.

Media Innovation Week 2018 by INMA

September 24-28, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Learn European best practices to grow your audience, revenue, and brand from fast-changing media companies — and discover what makes Dutch media companies and innovators stand out in today's ecosystem.


World Publishing Expo by WAN-IFRA

October 8-11, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Business Operations in Media by OSCE

October 9-10, Podgorica, Montenegro

Publishing Summit Europe by Digiday

October 15-17, Barcelona, Spain

At the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe, we'll hear how publishers are building successful consumer revenue products, halting the attrition of (and growing) their ad revenue and rethinking the ways that they reach their audiences. Join us for the chance to learn from industry leaders through smart, honest discussion and develop meaningful connections with senior executives.

MediaMatters goes Belgium by MediaMatters

October 26, Belgium

MediaMatters is bringing it's MatchMaking Day for the first time to Belgium. This event is organized by imec.istart and Medianet Vlaanderen. This event is meant for Belgian media companies and is invitation only.

The Newsroom Summit 2018 by WAN-IFRA

October 29-30, Oslo, Norway

Newsroom Summit 2018 is the first stop for senior editorial execs looking to exchange ideas on practical newsroom strategy. This year we are hosted by digital trailblazers and Norwegian market leaders Verdens Gang - with a strong focus on Nordic excellence.


8th Big Data & AI for Media Conference by Martha L Stone, World Newsmedia Network

November 1-2, London, UK

The data- and AI-driven REVENUE Conference and Idea Exchange

The global conference is for media and data practitioners who are seeking to earn revenue and expand audiences by leveraging data and artificial intelligence.

The 2-day event features a powerful format of general sessions with top-notch speakers, plus interactive, small-group breakout sessions called “huddles.” The objective is for participants to be inspired by discussions with fellow participants about strategies and best practices in data- and AI-driven revenue making at media companies.

Miami Study Tour for Media by INMA

November 6-7, Miami, USA

Go behind the scenes of Miami's leading companies in technology, journalism, intelligent marketing, data visualization — with an emphasis on consumer engagement

Digital Media Asia 2018 by WAN-IFRA

November 7-9, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Digital Media Asia is a three-day event comprising conference, masterclasses, a technology and services expo and the 9th Asian Digital Media Awards, providing valuable case studies, best practices and key takeaways for editorial and strategic decision-making.

Consumer Engagement Summit by INMA

November 8-9, Miami, USA

The news media industry's first exploration of the emerging art and science behind engaging digital subscribers: from reader engagement to reducing subscriber churn to content discovery to personalization.

Digital Media LATAM 2018 by WAN-IFRA

November 14-16, Bogotá, Colombia

MatchMaking Days round 2 by MediaMatters

November 22-23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MediaMatters is organizing the second round of the MatchMaking Days on November 22 and 23 in Amsterdam. 15 startups and scale-ups with innovative solutions will present themselves to Dutch media companies who participate in the MediaMatters program.

African Digital Media Awards by WAN-IFRA

November 23, tbc, South Africa

The awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World association of newspapers and news publishers, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.


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